- 1949 - 1970 - 1974 - 1977
- 2002 - 2009 - 2010
Alouettes Team FormationCanadian football has a long history in Montreal, dating to the 1850s. The Alouettes were first formed in 1946 by Canadian Football Hall of Famer Lew Hayman along with businessmen Eric Cradock and Léo Dandurand. They named themselves after “Alouette”, a work song about plucking the feathers from a skylark, which had become a symbol of the Québécois. The origin of the team’s name also comes from the 425 Tactical Fighter ...
Grey Cups Champs 1949 – 1970 – 1974 – 1977Grey Cup 1949 The 37th Grey Cup was played on November 26, 1949, before 20,087 fans at Varsity Stadium at Toronto. Montreal Alouettes defeated Calgary Stampeders 28-15. Though teams from Montreal had won two Grey Cups, this was the first appearance and victory for the Montreal Alouettes franchise. Grey Cup 1970 The 58th Grey Cup was played on November 28, 1970, before 32,669 fans at CNE Stadium in Toronto. The Montreal Alouettes defeated the ...
End of the Original AlouettesSkalbania was reported late in 1981 to be selling to oil magnate Pat Bowlen, who would later buy the NFL’s Denver Broncos in 1984. Later in 1981, NFL coach George Allen obtained an option to purchase 51% of the club and was named Alouettes’ president. While holding both the option and the post, Allen was surprised by Skalbania arranging a ...
Alouettes Rebirth4In 1997, Speros (owner of the Baltimore Stallions) sold the team to developer and investor Robert Wetenhall, who still owns the team today. Smith stepped down as league commissioner and became president of the Alouettes. The revived Alouettes franchise played their first two seasons at Olympic Stadium, but attendance in the cavernous domed stadium was very poor at first. The ...
Grey Cup Champs 2002 – 2009 – 2010Grey Cup 2002 The 90th Grey Cup was the 2002 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes on November 24 at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Alouettes defeated the Eskimos 25-16 in the first all-Canadian CFL championship game to feature the host team since 1983. It was Don Matthews’ fifth Grey Cup ...
History of the Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes (French: Les Alouettes de Montréal) are a professional Canadian football team based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1946, the team has folded and been revived twice. The Alouettes compete in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and last won the Grey Cup championship in 2010. Their home field is Percival Molson Memorial Stadium for the regular season and as of 2014 also home of their playoff games.
The original Alouettes team (1946–1981) won four Grey Cups and were particularly dominant in the 1970s. After their collapse in 1982, they were immediately reconstituted under new ownership as the Montreal Concordes. After playing for four years as the Concordes, they revived the Alouettes name for the 1986 season. A second folding in 1987 led to a nine-year hiatus of CFL football in the city.
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
1946 - Present / Montreal Alouettes
Alouette - The Montreal Alouettes literally translated are the Montreal Larks. Alouette is the French term for a skylark, a type of bird. The Alouettes were founded in 1946 by Lew Hayman, Eric Cradock and Leo Dandurand, who decided for the team to be successful in Montreal it needed a bilingual name.
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2010, 2009, 2002, 1977, 1974, 1970, 1949
1947 - 1967, 1972, 1998 - Present / Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
1976 - 1986, 1996 - 1998 / Olympic Stadium
1968 - 1971, 1973 - 1976 / Autostade
1946 - 1953 / Delorimier Stadium
1997 - Present / Robert Wetenhall
1996 - 1997 / Jim Speros and Michael Gelfand
1994 - 1996 / Jim Speros
1946 - 1993 / Community - Widely Held
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
13 / Anthony Calvillo
27 / Mike Pringle
28 / George Dixon
56 / Herb Trawick
63 / Pierre Desjardins
74 / Peter Dalla Riva
75 / Hal Patterson
77 / Junior Ah You
78 / Virgil Wagner
86 / Ben Cahoon
92 / Sam Etcheverry
*Blue is this team’s history